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January 10, 2022

Colorful Salt Snowflakes

Winter snowflakes can be any color you want with this craft!

How this uses STEM

  • Water spreads from salt grain to salt grain- a lesson in how different substances interact when they aren’t opposites!

Tierra Tips to Engage your Little Helper

  • Sprinkling salt, drawing with glue, squeezing drops onto the paper- these are all steps any age group can do, while developing their fine motor skills!
  • What kinds of color combinations can you make on your snowflakes? Mix different colors in the water and make a page of rainbow snowflakes!


  • Construction paper
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Spoon or dropper
  • Salt
  • Glue


  1. Using glue, draw snowflakes all over your construction paper.
  2. Before the glue dries, sprinkle salt all over the glue snowflakes.
  3. Shake off any excess salt.
  4. Mix food coloring and water.
  5. Using the spoon or the dropper, sprinkle drops of the water and food coloring mixture onto the salt.
  6. Watch the color crawl up the salt!
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